punkwalrus (punkwalrus) wrote,

So a friend warns me about Frienditto.com...

It would SEEM that if someone on your "friends" list joined Frienditto, it will cache all the posts they are allowed to see. Including private ones YOU saved as "friends only" (if your friends was privy to those posts).

Now, first things first, I am NOT EVER going to use this service.

Second, when I said I keep things intentionally vague (like where I work, people's real names, etc.) because nothing you post on the Internet is TRULY anonymous... this is an example! In fact, there is nothing stopping one of you from cutting and pasting what I wrote privately and putting it on your website. I know that. I hope you wouldn't, but I always keep in mind that sometimes people's accounts get hacked, a vengeful coworker is being an ass, and so on.

Things like this remind me that is I say someone is an asshole, or a company is run by fascist bastards who eat their young, or wonder just what Star Wars Jawas WERE... that is written in stone for all eternity. Someday, I might want to apply for a job at that company, and they'll dredge up some Usenet post I made back in 1992...

Remember the warnings us old-timers used to get? "This program posts news to thousands of machines throughout the entire civilized world. Your message will cost the net hundreds if not thousands of dollars to send everywhere. Please be sure you know what you are doing. Are you absolutely sure that you want to do this? [y/n]"
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